A gain of 65 seats in the House of Representatives ain't chopped liver: kudos to the American people for making some smart decisions.
But there is some disappointment for this ex-pat:
First and foremost, Barney Frank survived. If anyone (besides Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi) deserved to lose his re-election bid, it was Rep. Frank, who more or less single-handedly prevented anyone from taking a serious look at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when there was enough time to do something about them. For that alone her deserved to lose.
Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi are in the same category: for their sins, they should have lost.
One particular bright sign of sanity: Alan Grayson, Rep from Florida, was soundly trounced. The worst thug and bully ever to grace Washington DC (at least in recent memory) has been sent packing.
Generally, though: nice job. It's time for the Democrats to say "Well, that didn't go well" for a richly deserved change.
Now, for 2012...gonna be interesting.